Baby Whitman?

We are strongly considering the name [name_m]Whitman[/name_m] for our baby, nickname [name_u]Whit[/name_u]. We love it but is it too close to “White man?” [name_u]Love[/name_u] the literary connection to [name_m]Walt[/name_m] [name_m]Whitman[/name_m]. Also considering [name_m]George[/name_m], more classic. Brother to [name_f]Ivy[/name_f] [name_f]Kate[/name_f].

[name_u]Baby[/name_u] will be born any day now! Thanks all.

No, I would not connect it with “white man”. I know a guy with the last name Whitt and everyone calls him Whitt almost exclusively. I think it sounds very handsome.

I think [name_f]Ivy[/name_f] & [name_u]Whit[/name_u] sound great together!

Good luck!

I wouldn’t have thought of [name_m]Whitman[/name_m] sounding too close to “white man” until you said it. I think its fine.

I like it.

I love the idea of [name_m]Whitman[/name_m] “[name_u]Whit[/name_u]” on a boy. It sounds very cool and sophisticated at the same time. I wouldn’t have thought of “white man” unless dissecting the written name–which is natural before naming a child but unlikely to happen over the course of his life.

It’s a great name, but I would personally choose [name_m]Walt[/name_m] or [name_m]Walter[/name_m].

I love the literary connection of [name_m]Whitman[/name_m]. Great name.

I love [name_m]Whitman[/name_m] nn [name_u]Whit[/name_u]. There’s also Whittier or [name_m]Whittaker[/name_m] nn [name_u]Whit[/name_u] if you’re really worried about “white man” but I don;t think you need to be.

I didn’t think of white man at all. I must say though, I do prefer [name_m]George[/name_m].

I like it and love the nn [name_u]Whit[/name_u]! Another suggestion would be [name_m]Whittaker[/name_m] for the nn [name_u]Whit[/name_u], although it doesn’t have the literary significance of [name_m]Whitman[/name_m]